I have this method of ranking music in my library, which currently consists of 34,968 songs: By default, all new songs in my library get ⭐️⭐️⭐️. As I listen to them, I sort them as follows: ⭐️ means it’s “rubbish” (as Dr. Spo would say) and I’ll probably delete it from the library, ⭐️⭐️ means it’s just “meh” but I’ll probably keep it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️ means it’s okay and we will probably talk over it, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means I really like and may potentially sing at random, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ means everyone better shut the fuck up because my song is on! You know the kind of songs I’m talking about. We all have them.
These are mine, one post at a time.
I’m starting my approach to this with songs I’ve given ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ to in iTunes. There’s only 90 of them at the moment. I’ll probably sneak in an occasional ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ as well.
And for this month, we–meaning Blobby and me–are doing songs that make you want to stop what you’re doing and get up and shake your tail feathers! Blobby allowed me to pick this month, and that was the first thing that popped into my head.
At least that was the plan. Hopefully it’s still the plan. I’m behind. I haven’t been able to read any blogs since before leaving for New Orleans. I’m back-dating this post mostly for continuity purposes, as I had an issue with my WordPress database that wouldn’t allow me to post remotely while traveling, so it’s been sitting here, waiting on me to rebuild the home computer which crashed while we were gone, so I could post things.
I have a thing for swing. Music. Mostly because it has this magical ability to make your butt move without you even thinking about it. Or maybe that’s just mine.
Every time I hear this song I can’t help but to want to get up and move around the room a little bit. Granted, by the time the movement gets to my feet, I look like I’m Michael J. Fox. Too soon?
I give you a live version of one of my swing favorites, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s 1999 cover of Richard Sherman’s “I Wanna Be Like You”:
Until next time...